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Friday, Feb 05 2016 | 04:45
Image: 1600967 Jazzanova remix Spinning Motion's Naze on a limited edition 12'.

A – Naze (Jazzanova Remix)
B – Prisoner Of Life (NOAJ Remix)

Last June, Berlin based reissue label Notes On A Journey released a celebrated re-issue of
an album which in its original release in 1980 attracted scarcely or almost no attention at all:
„Confidence In The Future“ (NOAJ001) by obscure, short-lived Berlin Folk Jazz project
Spinning Motion – a spontaneously assembled Jazz trained group around Manfred
Tappert and Achim Hirsch recorded this forgotten gem but disbanded soon after again.
Looking back on a bit more consistent past, another Berlin institution, Jazzanova established
their worldwide success (f.e. with their early, groundbreaking remixes) almost twenty years
ago and now demonstrate with their absolutely emotive and laid-back rework of “Naze” that
as you get older you're not only getting wiser but also continue to stay musically relevant and
contemporary. As Jazzanova is concentrating on own material at the moment, we are really
happy for the incident that Notes On A Journey found the original multi-track tapes of the
recordings. That’s the only reason why Jazzanova took their time to go into the studio and did
this remix of Naze. On the digital release you'll find three different versions of this
outstanding remix.
Another song off the warm-heartly recommendable Spinning Motion album, “Prisoner Of
Life”, gets a treatment by two founders of Notes On A Journey and operators themselves.
With Stefan Leisering in the game, being one of Jazzanova's musical mastermind, this
release's staff intersects somehow or other anyway. Oliver Glage, the other one thirds of
Notes On A Journey and Oliver Haertel, the sound man behind several Sonar Kollektiv
productions, are in different capacities part of the Sonar Kollektiv family as well. Their
rework of “Prisoner Of Life” relocates the listeners back to the original's year of origin, offers
though, with Leisering's cunning drum programming (plus added synths and choirs)
somewhat like an alternate version. Therewith this tune will not only be catapulted into
modern times but hopefully soon into the Heavy Rotation of any respectable radio station
around the globe. Available from 18.03.2016
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